The Berliner Grundtheater e.V. (BGT) was founded in Berlin in 1991 and is dedicated to producing a wide range of English-language plays, while integrating players of different nationalities. In addition to playing many seasons in Berlin, the company has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at Anglo-German Festivals in Germany, and is now based permanently in Luxembourg.
The BGT repertoire includes shows by authors as varied as Peter Shaffer, Anthony Minghella, Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare. The company also produces original scripts, such as adaptations of JANE EYRE (2010), LITTLE WOMEN (2014) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2016) and in January 2020 it premiered June Lowery's CHARLES DICKENS, THE BEST OF MEN; THE WORST OF MEN.
In recent years the company has focused on promoting young performers and traineee or aspiring actors who are hoping to work in theatre. It is a co-sponsor of FEST (The FESTIVAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL THEATRE) which takes place every second year in Luxembourg (https://www.fest.lu/) and in 2019 started a summer programme giving trainee actors a contract to work on a show. DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH is the second show in this programme.
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Presented by kind premission of Sherry Kramer
First preformed in 1992 "DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH" is a moving story of the love betwen two women ... and the way that one man's death can affect it. Jean and Marilyn are redheads. They are used to getting their own way and to using the mythical power of the "redhead" to have who or what they want. But when they meet each other they have met their matches. As they fall in love it seems they have found the partner ... and the sister .. they have always looked for.
Until David's death changes everything.
A moving mix of absurd comedy and heart-breaking tragedy, the play is a poignant and sensitive look at the way bereavement can change everything.
" ... I had learned that it is not the weight of our deaths, in the end, that is the hardest thing to carry. It is our regret. For all the steps we wanted to take, and didn't, towards someone we love".
"DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH" is the second play in the BGT's summer project to encourage young trainee performers. It follows the success of last years's "WOLVES ARE COMING FOR YOU". It is scheduled to play at the ISL Studio on
Thursday 10th & Friday 11th September at 19.00
& Saturday 12th September at 14.30 and 19.00
Tickets: 15 Euros (10 Euros students) Reservations: email@example.com
Laura Burman & Lara O'Donnell
Directed by Tony Kingston Assistant Director Tiara Partsch
Designer Ilaria Galeota
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